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EMILY’s List Endorses Four Women Leaders for Re-Election to the Washington House of Representatives

For Immediate Release
November 22, 2019


EMILY’s List Endorses Four Women Leaders for Re-Election to the Washington House of Representatives


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed four women leaders for re-election to the Washington House of Representatives. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:

“Pro-choice Democratic women in the Washington State Legislature continue to be strong advocates for their communities as they take on tough issues like education, affordable housing, and the climate crisis. With Washington State at the forefront of progressive change, we need these four women leaders back in Olympia shaping public policy that will improve the life of every Washingtonian. EMILY’s List is proud to support these fierce champions for Washington families in their bids for re-election.” 

EMILY’s List endorsed the following slate of candidates for re-election:

Representative Lisa Callan (HD-05B)
Representative Mari Leavitt (HD-28A)
Representative Christine Kilduff (HD-28B)
Representative Sharon Shewmake (HD-42B)

EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILY’s List raised a record-breaking $110 million and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 50,000 women have reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state and national offices.